Towns, Timberwolves hold off Warriors

Towns, Timberwolves hold off Warriors

Portland's rebounding was their largest advantage.

At one point, the National Basketball Association star got a little wild and channeled his inner Rick James when he jumped onstage with teammate Kevin Durant and busted out "Give It To Me Baby".

Denver, which led by as many as 36 points, now enters a hard stretch - eight of its next nine games are on the road.

This showdown figures to be a shootout as a pair of the league's best offenses go head-to-head. For moneyline bets, the line is Minnesota Timberwolves: +175, Golden State Warriors: -210 and 78.2% have picked the Golden State Warriors to win the game.

He also added if the Warriors can get to Game 7 of the NBA Finals in 2016 without him, Durant should have the same success without Curry.

File this under, "Who knew they were friends?" The Warriors are clearly prioritizing Curry's health over chasing the Rockets, and that is probably the right move in this situation. Vegas has a tendency to set the total low when the Timberwolves are involved, as 55.2 percent of their games have gone over the total.

Anthony Davis returned from a one-game absence caused by a sprained ankle to play on his 25th birthday and lead New Orleans with 25 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 10 blocks.

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Golden State pulled within one, at 104-103, on Durant's three-pointer with 2:08 left to play. Durant finished with 39 points, but went just 11 for 32 from the field.

Will Golden State's depleted frontcourt hold up against Towns? .

When scoring above 100 points, the Timberwolves are 36-19 and the Warriors are 48-11. At the root of Golden State's recent seven-game winning streak was renewed defensive intensity.

Twenty minutes after losing their second straight game for just the second time this season, Warriors players filtered out from the showers. For real. Find me another coach who is going to let the players coach themselves, or cancel a workday because the star player's party was too lit?

This was Rose's first on-court action since February 7 for Cleveland, against Minnesota.

Minnesota ranks fourth in rebounds allowed per game (41.6) while Golden State ranks seventh (42.0).

It was a welcome game for Towns, who had scored just 20 points in his last two games combined. The following season, Curry sprained his ankle five times and was sidelined for 56 games. Jimmy Butler has an average of 41.28 fantasy points per game on the season.

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